“Focal Points” talk show host Bryan Fischer was seriously disappointed Friday about word that backup quarterback Tim Tebow has bowed out of speaking at a Dallas Baptist church known for its pastor’s virulent anti-LGBT viewpoints.
Fischer suggested that Tebow did not realize on his own that Pastor Robert Jeffress, who declared last year that President Barack Obama is paving the way for the Antichrist, might not be the best person to appear on stage with.
Instead, Fischer declared that Tebow couldn’t have possibly come to the decision on his own and the “bigoted bullies at Big Gay” must be driving the athlete’s decision to bail on his speech.
“They’ve got another scalp to hang on the wall,” he lamented. “They’ve got another notch in the belt.”
Tebow announced the change in plans Thursday on his Twitter account, saying “new information that has been brought to my attention” made him change his mind.
“The only thing I can think of that would be this new information would be this cacophony of homosexual activists, the bullies and bigots at Big Gay, coming against him with animus, vitriol and hatred, and landing on him like a falling safe.”
“That’s new information,” Fischer insisted. “That’s not something that he probably expected to happen. That was new to him.”
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